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SFGTV
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
the sf puc plan and the city set forth aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets. san francisco emissions come from a variety of sources, but electricity is about 25% of that, so it's one of the largest areas for reduction in the city. san francisco's electricity supply is actually quite clean to the national average. we are 41% renewable if you include hydro electric power and hetch hetchy and pg&e hydro generation, but the goal as set out by mayor newsom is to become 100% renewable and we have a task force comprised of leaders and community and stakeholders, environmental ngo's and the local utilities and relevant city departments. the task force met for 18 months monthly to discuss issues with renewable energy development for the city and the was to do this goal within 10 years so we looked at barriers and technical opportunities, financial aspects and of course public education and awareness, and ultimately outlined recommendations around three areas, energy efficiency and utility generation and the course identified five prong strategy to help achieve this goal and the firs
SFGTV2
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
we try to do is make health fun and make the experience of health about exploring this great city that we're in and then showing the long-term health benefits of doing so. right now we're looking for beta users in the city and we'll launch in about a month or two. thank you very much. we're really happy to be here. (applause) >> cool, we're going to do a short panel talking about the state of open data and sort of what specifically some of these companies are doing which you've gotten a brief peek on. again, you're probably familiar with, already know who a lot of these people are. really quick go down and have everyone introduce them self. >> hello,ishv. my name is ian kalen, hottved by the department of energy and i support thuous us chief technology officer todd park who is not the cto, but assistant to the president. >> and i'm peter hirschberg, run publicly a dozen hack-a-thon, [speaker not understood], build apps and explore what's possible. >> i'm chris, the co-founder and ceo of 100-plus and we use data from many different sources to try to help people be more healthy in t
SFGTV2
Dec 21, 2012 2:00pm PST
done? how can the federal government work with cities, with platforms like cities.data,.gov and other systems like that. how can we liberate some of this data while also protecting privacy and confidentiality which is hugely important and something that we're seeking to celebrate and support in a way our customers which i'm sitting alongside here, for the entrepreneurs and the organizations that are using consuming this data to turn them into real value. that is something that is very significant priority for the administration and that's why the president launched an open data initiative to support. >> let me dig a little more on the federal side. can you talk a little more about the work that you specifically are doing and sort of, you know, how the department of energy when it became interested in open data, what is available right now? >> there is so much available for start-ups right now. it's hard to choose a few favorites. wow, i can tell you what some of the best ones that people have told me are the most popular so that will be like many other things in the start-up world, it
SFGTV2
Dec 27, 2012 10:30pm PST
customers. >> one super quick. one thing the city of san francisco or big cities or federal, right, the other smaller cities, smaller cities have smaller budgets. having a structure to support all this open data takes a lot of money. so, when these small cities are thinking about this, they should think about a way of somehow equalizing because they are putting into having these open data team, right? so, what does make sense? this is kind of an open question to get your point of view. >> do you want to take that, shannon? >> i think that there is actually quite ah few examples. we can probably talk to this more with smaller cities that are making open data efforts. but what i would say is that it's proven more than the value of the investment. the return that we've gotten just by opening up the data has actually given back more. so, that would be my short answer to it, but i think you probably have more experience working directly with some of the cities. >> so, i grew up in a small city so i care about small cities a lot, 15,000 people, southern illinois. i'm a card nastionv fan.
SFGTV2
Dec 15, 2012 7:30pm PST
broadly how do you think san francisco compares and what are some of the other cities that are doing really well in terms of open data? >> i should be clear. when san francisco is third, we have a pact. i'll add to that actually. what's great in san francisco is there is not just going to be a chief data officer. there is also the office of civic innovation. jay's team, shannon's team. by having both of those units in place i think there is going to be a really powerful team. because you can't just open up the data. you have to do things like this, where you get the community together or you have people actually talking about it because the demand side, as we were talking about it, will be there because there is going to be someone there. there have to be people working with it who are getting out there. i think this is what this city is going to be really powerful. in terms of other cities doing as well, chicago is doing some really interesting stuff. scary cool stuff. they're taking 3 in 1 data, pothole request and crime report and matching it up with social media. they're ge
SFGTV2
Nov 30, 2012 11:30pm PST
mark buell and carry mcclellan, for their excellent work for helping to lead the city side of it. and i want to thank, of course, all the racing teams that have made the decision to start racing in this wonderful day of hours. that will be, again, the first time ever that you will be able to see these races from the shore. the book to use the technology to get the excitement down, right on the boat itself. with that, i would like to welcome, and then i look forward not only to this race and next year, for the louis vuitton cup and america's cup, but i look for to announcing that this is, in addition to the third fourth america cup, it will be the san francisco america's cup. thank you and welcome. >> thank you. we're going to celebrate filipino-american history month in san francisco by doing what mayors always do, especially after being solely instructed by hydra as our education advisor to present the proclamation declaring the month of oct filipino-american month in san francisco. come on up here. get up here, so everybody can take a picture here. if i may, i just wanted to say som
SFGTV2
Dec 8, 2012 6:30pm PST
. and although it's been successfully implemented in other cities, it will be one of the first such installations in an urban office building. >> here is a city agency that treats wastewater, but they send no wastewater to the treatment facility. that says a lot. >> it's got a 12 gallon per day occupancy using 5,000 gallons per day with a building officing 1,000 people. that turns out to save over 2.7 million gallons a year. >> the public utilities commission runs water, power and sewer services for san francisco. we can't afford to be out of business after an earthquake. so, we're thinking about building a building. that building is going to hold our operations center and our emergency operations center for things like earth quack. that building had to be immediately occupiable. great. but we can do better than that. so, this new technology that we ended up using was a concrete building that straps basically, that goes through the interior of the building and allow the building to turn or twist as part of an earthquake as it corrects itself. >> in the course for the puc building, w
SFGTV2
Dec 9, 2012 5:30am PST
to survive but be part of the great city of san francisco so we are investing in people here. some months ago the police chief and me and others announced our effort to make public safety more important in the city and interrupt the violence, interrupt the patterns that we see with horrible months this year and what they're doing in terms of retaliation and violence among themselves. allow the police department to use the technology that they have and do police predictable policing and getting them the tools and the support from the rest of the city that they can do better predictive policing when it comes to crime patterns in the city and what is going on, but the most important part and you will hear this from the chief, from deanna and myself is the community organizing. that the strength of any program is investment in our people and that means organizing our communities, faith base communities and different organizations, the tenants right here in sunny dale, the residents here in this valley, all around mclaren park for example and get them organized and working with the comm
SFGTV2
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am PST
back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the center was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities, including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong, and arts and crafts. >> use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16th, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members, and children in attendance. [cheering and applauding] ♪ ♪ .
SFGTV
Dec 16, 2012 3:30am PST
in the 1970's. she started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city officials heard about her efforts and they invited her to this facility. we thought it would coincide with our efforts to get folks to recycle, it is a great educational tool. since then, we have had 95 professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store. they go out shop
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2012 7:30am PST
the way we live and work and play in the city. and we look forward to great events like a super bowl host or something like that, we're going to be able to give people a really rich amount of programs that they could access from here to santa clara to san jose. we can act regionally with our data and we can join and continue to be in the great city of san francisco. so, i want to thank all of the people, all of the different starting up companies here and those that are inventing with us, thank them for celebrating innovation month in such a exemplary way. and i think we're going to have a lot more to announce before this month is out, including on our way to the world series. thank you very much. (applause) >> now, if i may introduce our partner in crime here, board president david chiu who is also going to be complimenting us with all of his efforts at the board. come on up, david. (applause) >> good morning. i am incredibly excited to be here today for a couple of reasons. first of all, the hatchery is one of my favorite places in the city. there is truly a bee hive of activi
SFGTV2
Dec 4, 2012 8:30am PST
critic. i know i forgot so many people tonight. you know who you are. if i can give more to the city, i will. thank you. [applause] >> they have extra photographers that travel with them. let's hear it one more time for jocelyn and her family. thank you very much. [applause] >> i graduated from the university of california berkeley with a degree in civil engineering. i started with the department of public works in 1984. in 2003, i was asked to come to san francisco public utilities commission to take the meat on the program. i'm responsible for all the large capital projects for water, waste water, and power. it's about $12 billion of capital projects. we have a lot of projects. our water system improvement program, 80 products that span seven counties. we have a staff of about 400 city employees and about 500 consultants. puc is really embracing technology. we wanted to make sure we really had a system that would elevate all issues so we could address them in a timely manner. as you know, time is money. we have a construction management information system. it is a great tool to help u
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
the city policy to the board of interferes in early 2013 and so as brad said i'll go over the policy and then brad will go over three major projects that we are proposing the use of i f d for. and so the port commission is very well aware in 1969, we got our 54 piers nine react activated and we have an extraordinarily large deferred maintenance problem in the magnitude of $2.2 million and what the port earned as an enterprise is not enough to deal with the assets and the defined problems and so one of our major strategies that the port has initiated in the last decade is to find other source and is so we can be successful leveraging the important assets for the future and so this chart really shows all of the growth of all of these other source that are helping ut to solve our problems and the joe bonds that we just spoke of have been important for park improvementings and i s d which, is in the bright blue is a major proposal to help us build critical flay structure for areas that otherwise, we could not afford. and as a commission m o there is an exhibit a in here in your pact that
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 12:30pm PST
if you're comfortable delegating that authority and having a written report, then i agree with the puc's suggestion. but if you're not comfortable with simply receiving a quarterly report on what's planned and being spent to our office releasing the reserve, i think it's simpler administratively to leave it on committee reserve. >> if i can, perhaps i can suggest if i can rollover this item for just a second and have the puc to consult with folks and make sure it works out programmatically for you. so if you do come on a quarterly basis, does that hold up your projects, do you expect that would be okay? and then we'll come right back to it. could you call item number 10, please. >> item number 10, ordinance amending the san francisco business and tax regulations code by amending article 6 (common administrative provisions) to revise the bonding requirements for parking operators; revise the time to bring an action to collect tax; clarify the extent of a surety's liability; revise the administrative citation appeal process; and make other minor technical changes; amending article 22 (parking stations; revenue control equipment) to clarify that non-city governmental entities operating parking stations are exempt from the revenue control equipment requirements; and amending the san francisco police code article 17 (miscellaneous license regulations) to clarify that government entities operating parking garages or parking lots are exempt from the permitting requirements applicable to other commercial parking garage and valet operations. >> thank you very much. i believe we have a representative from supervisor campos' office here. >> good morning, supervisors. [speaker not understood] on behalf of supervisor david campos. the legislation before you amends the city's parking enforcement laws under the business and tax code. it reduces the bonding requirement for operators that have a strong record of tax compliance and simplifies the bonding categories. additionally, the legislation includes other clarifications and administrative changes that ms. florence mar who manages the business tax section of the treasurer and tax collector's office will present on. supervisor campos introduced this legislation after hearing from small parking operators that were having a difficult time meeting the high bonding requirements and larger operators that have operated in good faith with a proven record of responsible third-party tax collection. the sfmta has informed us that their staff has reviewed the legislation and has no concerns and chris schulman is here from the office of small business who will represent the small business commission's findings. i'll now turn over the presentation to ms. mar. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. florence mar, tax director of the office of treasurer tax collectors. we'd like to thank supervisor campos for sponsoring this ordinance. it follows the efforts of former supervisor montgomery gold rick, alioto-pier, [speaker not understood], enforcing the san francisco parking tax. as background, parking tax has been in effect over 40 years. rent tax paid for parking, the operator collects the tax from the occupant, holds it in trust and remits it to the city on a monthly basis. it is a significant and growing revenue source for the city generating over $70 million annually. most of the tax is appropriated by board and to mta. the three components that i'll mention briefly here relate to parking bond, administrative citations, and the government agencies. parking bonds are required of operators to protect the city's interests and provide security for the taxes that the operator remits to the city. the legislation expands to a level of the bonding required of parking operators from 7 to 18. and this is in response to industry requests for smaller bands of bonding. the legislation also provides for reduced bonding requirements, for operators that have a strong track record of tax compliance, reducing by as much as half. the legislation makes clarifications about surety rights and obligations. notably, that policies must cover the specific time periods. this provides additional city protection. administrative citations are the tax collector's equivalent of a parking ticket. and they are used to help enforce compliance of tax law. the legislation simplifies the administrative citation process [speaker not understood] for a hearing by mail. this is similar to how the city handles the parking tickets. persons who receive a citation may still have the opportunity to request and have an in-person hearing. if they so choose. legislation clarifies that government -- what government agencies other than the city are responsible for when they operate a parking location. this change does not apply to third-party operators, but are hired by the government agencies. and those are briefly comments i'm making and thank you. i'm happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you very much. just a quick question with reductions in the bonding requirements. do you anticipate any risk associated with it? >> any risk associated with reducing the bonds, these are for those that have a good compliance record. so, there's always a risk but we anticipate it would be a very low one. >> and this is over a track record of generally how long would you determine that they've had a good track record? >> well, the criteria calls for three years. >> three years, thank you. why don't we go to the budget analyst report. actually, i don't believe there is one on this item. okay. and there's no additional administrative expenses associated with this. are you presenting? >> i'll be very brief, [speaker not understood] on behalf of the small business commission. the obtaining the bond is the most significant barrier to entry for this industry for small businesses. and the commission strongly believes that the increased increments along with the provision for reduced bonding for operators to qualify is a very important step in the right direction and we urge your approval. >> just a question for you. we also have a program to the hrc to provide surety bonding program for small businesses. i understand that the reduction in the bonding requirement would assist small businesses in general. has the small business commission also helped to reach out with the small vendors, parking vendors who may participate in the parking program? >> we did not reach out in the hrc program. we have one of our commissioners is in the industry. he provided a little bit of expertise, but we did not reach out in relation to the hrc program on this matter. >> and again, we're attacking it from different ways. one is to reduce the bonding requirement for the vendors, which makes sense to me. i think that sounds good. we may also want tone courage people to look into some of the programs that we have for surety bonding. >> and i'll follow-up on that. thank you, chair. >> thank you. okay. thank you. why don't we open this item up for public comment. are there any members of the public who wish to speak on item number 10? >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is tim [speaker not understood]. i'm the president of the san francisco parking association. first and foremost, i want to commend treasurer cisneros for [speaker not understood]. and laws like this that require tight reporting and compliance. this is a great piece of legislation and the amendment is very helpful with small businesses. we have a number of small parking companies in our association. they're very appreciative of this. in addition, the part of the legislation that addresses parking operators in good compliance, the incentivized to pay the tax, to be compliant, and to be current is also a good approach and a good way to go. so, thank you, supervisor campos, for the small business piece. and also for the incentive for the good operators to continue to pay 100% of the tax, which is sorely needed for the city. thanks so much. >> thank you very much. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on item number 10? seeing none, public comment is closed. okay. colleagues, do we have a motion? okay, we have a motion to send the item forward with recommendation and we can do that without objection. okay. and now we're going to return to item number 11. i believe that the department ha worked with the controller's office to have different language potentially. i think that perhaps you can indicate what the language is. >> yes, we have steve general manager from water. the language would not put the money in the controller's reserve but basically amounts in excess of $100,000 would be on reserve at the budget committee. so, we would come back rather than on quarterly reports, we would just come back for expenditure of funds in excess of $100,000. that we agree is probably the simplest mechanism to put in place for all concerned, give you guys the authority to control it. make it administratively easy for us to do that. >> thank you. to the budget analyst, in terms of the 100,000, remind me why there is the threshold recommended at 100,000. >> we recommended that threshold to be consistent with the grant approval, accept and extend threshold. >> okay. so, colleagues, we have with recommended change and i'll read that into the record. so, let's see. on page 1 lines 9 and 10, which is consistent with the version that you have before you, the language should have "and placing various mitigation funds on reserve with the board of supervisors." and we would not have the controller. it would just be the board of supervisors. then on page 3 lines 16 and 17, we should add item number 10, that should read the puc will receive any funds for the mitigation [speaker not understood] to mitigate any impacts on the city's electric system. and finally, following line 9 on page 4, it should read, phone fund in excess of 100,000 for a given mitigation agreement shall be placed on budget committee reserve." so, that would be the language that will be proposed for the amendments in the legislation. and then, to the city attorney, would these be stantive and require a continuance? >> they would not. >> okay. so, colleagues, do we have a motion to accept those amendments? >> so moved. >> we've got a motion to accept those amendments. can we do that without objection? we can do that without objection. and then to the underlying item as amended, do we have a motion to send it forward with recommendation? we have that and we'll do it without objection. thank you very much. okay. let's go to item 12. >> item number 12, hearing to consider the release of reserved funds, municipal transit agency, in the amount of $1,600,000, fy 2011-2012 amendment to ordinance no. 59-12, for the san francisco municipal transportation agency's radio replacement project. >> thank you very much. we have an mta representative on this item. >> yes, good afternoon, supervisors. my name ashenery kim. i am the project manager for the smt [speaker not understood] replacement project and i am here to present this item. * is henry kim this was presented to the board in april for 1.6 million in revenue bond funds were set aside for sfmta for radio replacement project [speaker not understood] regarding voice and data communication systems for the city. this item was presented on october 18th, endorsed by the committee, and we are here today to request release of the funds. and i believe there is a budget analyst report on this item. >> okay. why don't we actually go to the budget analyst report. >> madam chair, members of the committee, deborah newman from the budget analyst office. as mr. kim has indicated, these funds were placed on reserve last april when sfmta came forward with proposal for issuing revenue bonds. and at that time, recently prior to that, the board of supervisors had approved the large motorola regional agreement that was a 12-year agreement with motorola to do a public safety regional data communication and radio communication system. and at that point, when the mta was coming forward, they raised a number of questions about how the sfmta project fit in with the regional motorola project and other city departments. there was a request to take a look at this and coordinate the efforts. as mr. kim has indicated, coit has looked at this and on october 18th recommended that the budget and finance committee release this reserve. we are therefore recommending approval of the release from the $1.6 million on reserve for the sfmta's radio system replacement project. however, i would also note that on october 18th, the coit also approved several other motions, one of which is directing the department of technology to host quarterly radio communication stakeholder meetings with the department of emergency management, sfmta, the public utilities commission, police, fire, and the motorola bay with staff to ensure there is clear and consistent communication about the status of the current and future planned radio communication projects, and directing the sfmta to provide regular reports back to coit and their subcommittees on the project -- on the progress of this project. in addition, in terms of the regular projects for the city, coit has directed the department of technology to do a study as there is not a plan for the current facilities, the condition of those facilities, and recommendations on how to proceed for other city departments' requirements, technical specifications, timing and a budget for the rest of the city to move forward for their -- to upgrade their radio and data communications. i would also note that the regional motorola bay width system regarding that project in february of 2012, the u.s. congress enacted the middle class tax relief and job creation act which had a provision in it to create a nationwide inter operable broadband network to assist police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel on a national -- nationwide basis as opposed to the regional motorola system that we are moving forward with in the bay area. as a result of that, this -- it's called the first responder network authority, first net, this new nationwide system has just met. they had the first meeting in september. the fcc has now assigned all of the communications spectrum rights to this new national organization. my understanding based on our conversations last week is that the motorola system, the bay area regional system is now on hold. so, given the status of the motorola bay width system and the status of the other city departments' radio communications systems, we have also made two other recommendations requesting that the department of emergency management, which is the lead agency on the motorola bay web system, update the board on this system and how that works vis-a-vis the new federal policies and regulations. and to request in the department of technology, working with the department of emergency management. once they complete the studies that they're doing now on their coordinating the efforts for the rest of the city to bring those forward to the board of supervisors so that they are fully informed on what is going forward. >> thank you very much. supervisor kim? >> thank you. and i know that you don't represent the department of technology, but i'm curious as to whether they agree with the recommendations of the budget analyst. >> i believe we have a representative from dp here. they can speak for them. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm joseph jones from department of technology. the department is presently working on those recommendations that the department hired a consultant. consultant has studied the radio side and he has recommendation and the department is reviewing that. and the department is also talking with san francisco police department, fire department, to study the replacement of the radio project which is a 14-year old radio system. [speaker not understood] we have department of emergency management here to update you. >> if i can be more specific, the recommendation is that gt work to present the finding and recommendations to the board at a future date on the current radio facilities conditions, including recommendations on the future use and city department user needs, technical requirements, timeline of funding. so, would you agree to come back and present to the board on your findings on this work? >> yes. >> okay, great. and the same with the -- would you accept this recommendation by the budget analyst? >> the department of emergency management? * >> yes, supervisors, department of emergency management agrees with those recommendations. we'll be very happy to come back and provide an update. >> thank you so much. you know, i know that this has come back to the budget committee several times at this point. i think it's great that we're updating our radio system that is out of date and, you know, probably is not as efficient as it could be. also doesn't currently comply with fcc standards. i'm glad we're able to do this finally. but i still continue to have a lot of questions. we have three different potential radio systems right now. one is, of course, proposed regional bay web motorola system which is no longer and is now being reviewed by, you know, by first net which is now a different national single wireless public safety network. a lot of questions about that. of course we don't have all the answers to that because that discussion is happening at a national level. and then of course the city's existing radio systems amongst our fairious departments, police, fire, port, the dpw, rpd and of course the sfmta 700 megahertz, am i correct, radio system? so, i want to make sure we're aligning all of these system so we have effective uses of funds and resources it so there is as much alignment as possible so that we have the savings that we need. so, i think those are the questions that continually come up for me. not the need to replace the system. i think the need is very, very clear and i'm happy to support this today. i just want to make sure that conversation continues and i'm glad that it started. these meetings, in the past six months, but i do really want some answers about how we're going to share on these facilities and leases and what it's going to take to improve these facilities to meet the needs of our city and our communication system. >> yes, i'll be interacting with the mda and other departments. in fact, this particular project, we are recommended that the transportation agency co-locate their system, the bd system, thereby they share the
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2012 5:30am PST
a change in the city and county of san francisco. we would like to thank public housing, henry allah ez, where are you? thank you for making this space available. we would like to thank the police department and thank you for all of your work and strategy and working with us in reducing violence. we would like to thank wendy from adult probation. we would like to thank william juvenile probation chief. we really want to put a shout out to department of children youth and their families, maria, and the human services agency first five, and of course the public housing commission and everyone else who has worked tirelessly in this endeavor. to move forward formally with unveiling the family resource center we would like to have the officials that spoke to be part of the ribbon cutting outside right in front of the family resource center. it will be open for the first time, so if you could all join me and walk with me and mayor lee down to the site and we thank you for all of your time. >> all right. >> before we get started we would like to thank supervisor cohen's office and the direc
SFGTV
Dec 20, 2012 3:00am PST
spaces and 200 on the other lot will fit into the city's adopted congestion management program. that affects all the funding and so forth, so, thank you. >> thank you. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is peter. i'm a resident of rincon hill. i'm certainly in favor of san francisco having an arena facility. i submit to you that pier 30-32 is the absolutely wrong location for this project. it took 50 years and a major earthquake to get rid of a monstrosity of the embarcadaro freeway. let's not build another monstrosity on the waterfront. the artist's rendering show the most favorable use of the arena. if you do some simple geography, pick any point on the embarcadaro and see what is going to be blocked out, you'll see anywhere from 24 to 68 degrees of the horizon is going to be completely blocked. likewise, despite mr. wells' protest -- protestations being transparent, telemundo be enclosed. you might as well build it underground. the height will be 140 feet all the way around, completely opposite of the giants ballpark, descends 140 feet. people already talked about the traffi
SFGTV2
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
current set of circumstances, if the sheriff is too harsh, he will open up the city for liability and criticism because some people may say he's overcompensating for his dee advertising is. -- deficiency. if he is perceived to be too lenient, he will be criticized because he's being too lenient. if he releases someone at the wrong time and there is additional violence, there will be additional liability to the city because it will be perceived as being a release that took place because of his own personal problems. it doesn't matter how you slice it, and that's why i sent him a letter and asked him to voluntarily recuse himself while he's on probation. that was a very, very narrowly crafted letter. it was very reasonable. and he has refused to do so. he sent me a response basically saying, i have consulted with my attorney. i have talked to my staff. i do not see a conflict. but if there is a conflict, i'll take care of it. trust me, my response to that is that i'm asking the city attorney now to draw a local ordinance that would prohibit the sheriff from supervising [speaker not unde
SFGTV2
Dec 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
spirit and pola and the city of beasts some of the books have been made into films and inducted into the american academy of arts and letters and received the national literature prize and awarded the literature award and also a writer and humanitarian and how appropriate to have her here, improving the lives of others around the world promoting hope and social justice, honored to have you here and your husband, william gordon, both are here tonight. she will share a message and i will her to do a short count down and i think that we will start at 82. probably ten. please join me in welcoming isabel iyenda. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. i feel like a rat compared to this lady. really, thank you for this invitation. hope, that is the key word for the year to come. not irrational, but realistic optimism, there are many good reasons to be very hopeful. it is time to put our losses and frustrations in a paper bag and burn them. they belong to the past. the new year is like a last stage where we will write our dreams and hopes. what do we hope for? not only jobs, the end of the rece
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Dec 4, 2012 9:30pm PST
encourage jobs in the city. we new he had to make sure that our students that are growing up in the city are able to access those jobs because they're graduating college-ready. i want to be clear when we talk about a through g i hear the debate not all kids have to go to college and i agree but all of our kids have to graduate ready for college because you graduate ready for college you're able to access living wage jobs and if you don't have math and science classes that are required a through g you're not going to be able to go into apprenticeship for building and trade programs. so this is an important policy for the city. unfortunately with our first two classes the level of cuts that they've been experienced has not allowed our school district to fully support the program that is needed to do that. i think, also, with our city passing really the highest budget that we have seen in our city's history i think it's more important than ever that we really step our support for your families and our kids. that being said i think that there are a lot of conversations in kind of moving targets
SFGTV2
Dec 7, 2012 3:30pm PST
the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. co
SFGTV2
Dec 14, 2012 8:30am PST
. and they're the backbone of the city and our office of economic development was headed by todd who is here and joaquin is helping out with the investment neighborhood strategy. we wanted to really demonstrate that, our commitment. not just by saying it, but actually doing things that would really support our small business. scott and henry and many others, benny and others who have been around us know that my favorite thing is to go to a neighborhood commercial corridor like terra val or out in the sunset noriega and have meals or breakfast or a cup of coffee and really find out all the distinctions that each neighborhood has to offer. i've been a big supporter of our commercial corridors. historically and all my different capacities. but as mayor, i think we get to do something pretty big. so, with the small business commission and regina is here today to be part of this effort, along with building inspection tom huey is here, public works as i mentioned earlier are here. all of the agencies working together with our supervisors and mayor's office have come together and put this p
SFGTV
Dec 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
step that the city is taking to make sure that we're supporting our small businesses in a very direct and hands on way. with this pilot, i am proud to announce that we have over $08,000 that will be going to this district to help with cast inspections. these are basically inspections of businesses to say what it is that you must do over a period of time to become compliant with a-d-a requirements and rules. and these are things that will really help our blitznesses weather any lawsuits and really plan to make sure their businesses are accessible to all san franciscans. so, today i'm very proud of that. we're going to see over 30 businesses be able to have a casp inspection. that is a very meaningful piece to be able to help them weather some lawsuits if they should come down the pipeline. in addition to that, we expect to see $70,000 in actual physical improvement grants that will be coming into the district as well. and, so, i know that the mayor will be looking very intently to see how this program works, not only in my district, but also across the way in the richmond district and
SFGTV2
Dec 27, 2012 8:30am PST
internally, but you can actually see it on the outside. so, when people are walking around the city they can actually see the green and environmental aspects. >> what better way to show that the puc cares about the environment and the puc is going to show everyone else, you can do this, too. and you can do it in a way that makes sense, that's affordable, and that is better for the environment. >> and this is the most energy efficient government building in the united states today, if not the world. and it is an example that the entire united states can look to and say, that's what we need to do to save our city hundreds of millions of dollars in energy consumption a year and set an example to everybody of how to save energy, to be green, to be sustainable, to be responsible. the city is leading the way. >> it will be immediately recognizable and iconic from various parts of the city or even if you see a picture. that's the sfpuc building. it's a wonderful building. ♪ ♪ >> it goes back to the 18 50s fisherman's wharf, meg's wharf which was the place in san francisco to enjoy yourself.
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm PST
public right of way and transferred to the city as public right of way. therefore, we have found out that the building was now constructed approximately 3 feet over the prompt -- property line on the ground floor and 6 feet over the property line via the bay window. at that point we informed the applicant you have one of two choices, either go through a major encroachment process which we're doing now or alternatively go through a street vacation process so they can maintain the building fully inside their property line. we found out from planning that the vacation of public right of way is typically in contradiction to the general plan and therefore they requested us to go through this major encroachment process. the department in its evaluation does not believe this would necessarily be an appropriate permit for either the city or the applicant specifically. this permit will only grant a license to the property owner to maintain this and it would definitely place a cloud on the title, which may impact future sales and/or refinancing of that property. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2012 3:30pm PST
with the city to see if there were any ways we could get out the word. we hope to work with existing programs or be added as an additional transportation solution. in general, we like to involve the city and city leaders in our announcement of coming to market, and it has been working really well. >> i know you have community managers all over the globe. what's going on there? >> airbnb goes to network effects. we are all over in -- we are already in 19 cities all over the world. we just provide the tools on line, and local residents throughout the world decide they want to be part of the movement and part of airbnb and list their homes on the site, and local travelers decide they want to go somewhere and look for those. the amazing thing is it is really driven by the global community. we just like to help that along by contributing to community events and the ups and educational experiences to help host become better hosts, and quite often, actually, we have events where the travelers who are in town can attend. one such event is happening this thursday. inh -- t san francisco have
SFGTV
Dec 16, 2012 12:30am PST
is my second time appearing at city hall. the first time i had the opportunity again to witness a session like this, and i want to thank everybody. i want to thank supervisor olague. i have read much about the commission work from the examiner, the san francisco examiner. like jamal and my case manager. i see supervisor mar and supervisor campos and i have been reading about san francisco and all about its developments on the san francisco examiner which as you know is a free newspaper, and i have been seeing all the work you are doing in my district where i live, bay district and bringing things there and cleaning up the navy yard and affordable housing and like jamal said i am trying to get asylum. i moved into this country in 1996 at harvard university and he is my case manager and through his leadership and graciousous and kindness and getting me to places and where i can get some help and so i told jamal. i showed him all my papers and he knew i have a court date on january 31, and i have been living in this country for 16 years. i don't have any criminal record, and will be
SFGTV2
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm PST
problem is the city approval process, procedure by the planning department, planning commission and board of supervisors might be nullified by a agreement by the developer and a few individuals and many letters or at least letters from paid advocates and others have been written about selective participation in meetings, about for random people. you know somehow -- how would you say? driving what is happening here and cutting out the public. steve taker wanted me to address the city attorney in writing about the fact that we cannot have a few people be appointed -- it disenfranchises all of the citizens in san francisco and that can't happen in the courtroom or through here. we have a train wreck on top of the hill that involved the poor methodist church. i feel grieved that they're exploid the by two individuals and somebody is going to be blamed in the church and we shouldn't have a train wreck with the city process. up to now it's worked well. we can't figure out what is behind all of a sudden a hearing, entitlement being scheduled and hearing that have been useful but that is ca
SFGTV
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
of direction, to have the city and also communicate to the state that we would like to see. another point to let you know is that there has been a rise in what we're calling "unofficial mobile recyclers." people who are not recycling centers, but we have them across the street over at grove and van ness in the evenings. so they collect -- they collect cans and the recycling goods from individuals and they take it to recycling centers. so i anticipate that -- because kevin and i had this discussion as we looked at mobile retail, you know, because it's been talked about should we do something about making sure that these entities operate as a business? but then, there is the complexity of are they a recycling center or not a recycling center? so the complexities around this issue about mobile need to be plushed out, but my concern is that we will see a continued rise in these individuals who are doing recycling -- purchasing crv redemption goods off the street and they could also possibly begin to show up more and more in the neighborhoods. especially if we do have a reduction in recy
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2012 4:30am PST
opportunity to ensure that san francisco has the greatest and most vibrant nightlife of any major city in the country. i want to thank my colleague scott wiener for helping to showcase the importance of the other nine to five economy. the impact of all that you do has an impact on our job situation and local economy, and to highlight all of the great work that we can do together to ensure that the sectors that you all represent, the sectors that you work for, that you employ people for connaught is one of the greatest sectors in san francisco. i hope we will take the opportunity of the america's cup to showcase our clubs, our restaurants, our nightlife events. as someone who represents the broadaway neighborhood, an area of town that i used to spend a lot of time in when i was in my 20's -- but actually, very few locals take the time to head to the beach on broadway. our neighborhoods are coming together to say that broadway is open to the rest of the world as well as san francisco. i want to put san francisco back on the map when it comes to music. to make sure that we have the type of enter
CW
Dec 20, 2012 10:00pm PST
cloudy. the wind advisory will be windy along for the rainfall at the coast and the city of the north bay with the sustained winds. and some isolated gusts to 50 miles per hour tomorrow morning. here's that much rain. just a couple drifts there. three to six inches of new rainfall for the north bay mountains. you'll see two to five inches of rain and santa clara county. two to three inches of new rainfall by the end of the week. the timing arriving and how long it will stick around and whether or not it will impact your travel coming up before christmas in a few minutes. >> all right, thanks. >>> whiteout conditions stranding fliers in the midwest. it dumped tons of snow in the midwest. more than 500 flights out of chicago's o'hare and midway have been canceled. airlines are waiving fees for customers who want to change flights because of all that snow. >>> six more victims of the newtown massacre were laid to rest today. two teachers and four fourth graders. one was 6-year-old jesse lewis killed while trying to lead other kids to safety. also honored today is teacher anne marie murphy. t
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Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
city-wide affordable housing rent committee that currently consists of the directors or the designees for the mayor's office of housing, the human services agency, and the department of public health. they will report back to this committee on the results of the nofa including the criteria that was used to evaluate proposals, the name of selected nonprofit agencies, the amount of the award, and the purpose of the expenditures. that concludes my comments, and i would like to now introduce ada chin, the chairperson of the cac who served on this committee since the fund's inception. >> hello, my name is ada chan. i want to talk a little bit about the two funding cycles that we've h one to date and the current funding cycle in the context of our strategic plan. in year 2008 we did a lot of funding around kind of tipping point funding. the economy had crashed and many of our community institutions were in crisis. we funded organizations that provide services to families and in that time period like many funders we saw organizations transition, we saw them merge, and we saw them change and
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 10:30am PST
out in some ways in traveling. service to all parts of the city suffer from that. whether it be the 38 geary or the 14 mission. the embarcadaro i think there is a lot of sensitivity about that particular location. that is sort of the bypass right now. the heart attack has happened. the bypass is the embarcadaro. that's how you get up to the marina, north beach, down to the highway. if you could show my overhead one more time. the air quality in south of market is already really bad. the probability of getting cancer for south of market is 20%. i don't want to have to wear one of these masks just to sleep at night. >> thank you. thank you, mr. whitaker. whoever is next of the five names that i've called. >>> my name is paula [speaker not understood]. i believe brenda already had to leave. good afternoon and thank you for letting me speak today. i live at 2 19brannon, which is within a block and a half of the proposed arena and i'd like to express my concerns about the rapid * pace at which this process for the warriors project has been moving. it's very disturbing and i know it's dis
SFGTV
Dec 15, 2012 9:00pm PST
my head. i live in the southeast sector of the city. my impression is that we are not in a convenience zone, because there is no supermarket, excluding a 7-eleven that meets the criteria of the revenue mark. so i think it might have been answered, but i'm not clear. all of those small businesses, all of those conveniences stores, do they have to pay the $100 or they are not in a convenience zone? >> actually the southeast sector and the whole eastside of the city is served by scrapyards and existing metal recyclers. >> okay. >> so they can establish a zone there and that creates nearby what is called "nearby convenience." that kind of exempts the supermarkets. >> okay. >> so you are okay there. say you have got this kind of odd schizophrenia with lots of things over on 3rd street, nothing over on the west side and the north side. but that is why you are okay there in terms of providing recycling. >> okay. >> and commissioners, just for your reference in the back of your binder is a google map of all the recycling centers in the city. the blue ones are the existing centers a
SFGTV2
Dec 6, 2012 9:30pm PST
. * sorry >> so, we started navigating the city of san francisco or working with the city of san francisco close to 2-1/2 years ago after our initial concept. we realized about two years ago we discovered the innovation office. we discovered sf data sets, and we were absolutely delighted to have the resources available to us through these offices. and they really were the driving factor behind our development moving forward. obviously they weren't exactly where we needed them to be at that time, and we had worked with multiple departments now on cleaning up the data sets obviously. and then putting that back out there. one of our biggest pin points or struggles has been with the legislation and the old models of the [inaudible] the regulations and laws which are being slowly worked on through the legal departments and the san francisco's legal department. but essentially we found the experience through innovation office has been driving the initiatives through and helping us develop and the data sets have bon become cleaner. they have become easier for us to use and the process has become
SFGTV2
Dec 4, 2012 4:30pm PST
. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth
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Dec 3, 2012 11:30am PST
administrator, and now our mayor of our city. so, to make the announcement of this new program that will benefit merchants and small businesses up and down corridors like the one we're here on today, i'd like to invite further direction, mayor lee. thank you, mayor. (applause) >> thank you. it's great to be out here in sunset out in irving street. i should come out here every week, the dpw folk are cleaning the streets pretty well. [laughter] >> it's great to see all of you here today. you know, earlier this year, particularly during the budget negotiations, supervisor carmen chu and i and a number of other supervisors engaged in a lot of discussions about what our neighborhood small businesses could benefit from as we saw indications of our budget recovery. and clearly we understood and have always understood the role of small businesses. and they're the backbone of the city and our office of economic development was headed by todd who is here and joaquin is helping out with the investment neighborhood strategy. we wanted to really demonstrate that, our commitment. not just by saying it
SFGTV
Dec 28, 2012 1:30am PST
comments? >> is there any other cities that are doing the mobile recycling? >> no, just that one. >> san diego? >> yes, just san diego and i did speak with the folks in sacramento and there is legislation that will address bottle bill -- actually once a year or couple of years that they do a bottle bill fix and adjust things and there is another bill planned for this life-threateningive session in january. so i mean the timing is right in terms of if there were some recommendations coming out of san francisco, there is a vehicle for us to talk to the folks up there. >> great. >> this convenience zone, is that unique to california? >> it is. it's very unusual. i am from the east coast and grew up with the bottle bill there and it's very different. it's very successful here and they are talking about using it as a national model. there is an effort to try to create more jobs by creating more recycling infrastructure. because many states don't have anything at all and the stuff is just thrown out all over the place if you are driving across the country. they are looking at this particular l
SFGTV2
Dec 17, 2012 2:30pm PST
around their world make their way to fraction, find hopey until the city they know that we celebrate our diversity and find strength in the different cultures that pretend together and now, i ask you also to bring me talent from the arab america communities to make me and help me lune run the city. yes, it's incredible. union, i think i can talk about how wonderful diversity is, but we have to get the talent from our communities to represent all of the different thing that we do in the city. and you know, tonight, even though there is something called a baseball game out there, but these wonderful events that we have in the city whether it's america's cup whether it's fleet week, whether it's the 49ers playing or the giants playing, even eventually when we land the superbowl it all board of trustees all of us, i know that what i'm doing as a mayor and making sure that i support smallbitions in the city is helpful to the america arab community because all of us whether we are chinese americas hal teen know arabs is a starts for us to make our life a little more pleasant and own our busine
SFGTV2
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
don't have as tourists. we are coming up to street to chinatown. since 1957, we are the only city in the world that runs cable cars. these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go >> hi,. in this episode, we are featuring the romantic park locations in your very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog lovers. it is as old as its neighbor and both have a significant forest, a refreshing retreat from urban life. the pass that meander we do under a canopy of 0, redwood, pine, and eucalyptus. chill out and this environment and you might see butterflies and dandelions. blue jays fly between the eucalyptus. it is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. six, 24, or 71 bus. we have conquered the steps, we walked the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautifu
SFGTV2
Dec 13, 2012 10:00pm PST
of the sponsors i know three of them are big sports sponsors in the city. and the reflected by the toy train that you see on the side. you will see the caboose, led by golden state warriors. followed by the 49ers. [ applause ] and then two-time world series champions, san francisco giants. [ applause ] >> they give us all of this inspiration and i know that we are looking at some of future players on these teams right here in front of us. so thank you everybody. if i may, during these happy times, when we are thankful for the things that we have and giving thanks for it, please remember the victims that continue to suffer on the east coast. and they are having a hard time it is very cold over there do anything that you can to help them. there are fellow citizens, they all wish that they could be here tonight. i am absolutely sure of that because everything is working pretty well in san francisco thanks to people like phil and all of the people that work hard especially the parents and the parks alliance and all of you neighbors out here, you help us make the city run really well. s
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Dec 26, 2012 11:30pm PST
neighborhood. >> what are your thoughts on the city's economic development? are we on track? supervisor kim: i think economic development is a policy area our city continues to struggle with your read it is so dependent on what the state and federal government does. on the local level, i would love for us to figure out what we can do, because this is the heart of san francisco. as i said before, they provide 70% of the jobs here. most people do not realize that. small businesses are what provides jobs here. they provided locally and the hon not going to go, they are not going to offshore their jobs any time. i think we're in a very difficult city. we have tons of permits, tons of different apartments to go through. i wish there were a way to streamline the process, just to make it easier for them to be here in san francisco. >> what are your thoughts about expanding the tax breaks, giving business to other areas in your district? >> i talked a little bit earlier about raising taxes and raising revenues and fees, and for me, the tax exemption is something i do not philosophically supports. y
SFGTV2
Dec 15, 2012 8:00am PST
in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am EST
we're here to talk about this afternoon, the triumph of this city and all the cities, the triumph of the city, that's the title of harvard economics professor ed glaeser's book. it's about what's made cities around the world great, about the challenges that they have had to overcome and still face. we're going to talk about b that in a few minutes in the special context of this city with our panel, and we'll take questions from you as well later. but, first, to launch us off with a presentation, here's the author, professor ed glaeser. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, bob. and thank you all so much for being here. i'm so enormously flattered that you've decided to take time out of your saturday afternoon to come and talk about, about cities. i'm also particularly grateful to the boston book festival for including this book. i, like i think every single one of you, love books, and i'm just thrilled to be part of this amazing thing that goes on here. well, um, let me start, let me start or with a portrait of america, and i call it a portrait to make it really clear from the very
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 1:30pm PST
now, and then they would be made -- then the applicant and the city would be made whole by them paying a fair market value for this piece of land. i'm not sure whether that answers all your questions. >> so we have some comments. supervisor cohen and then supervisor wiener. >> thank you very much. mr. kwan, do you have any idea what the range would be of fair market value for the hundred feet of encroachment that this property owner has done. >> honest truth, the department won't know and that's why the applicant would need to engage the department of real estate to find out what the fair market value would be. >> supervisor wiener. >> is the owner of the property or project sponsor here? >> i don't believe so. i believe the agent that processed this permit is here but i'm not sure whether they have anything significant that they can add at this point. >> the owner of the property or representative isn't planning to address this committee? >> i do not see him present at this point. >> they are requesting the encroachment. okay. >> supervisor cohen. >> thank you, i wasn't quite f
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies established engi
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Dec 18, 2012 12:00am PST
serious you are about ensuring the small business and is stream lining the action with the city. because businesses don't care whether it's a d ph, t rx or h s b, we are all one big hurdle to come and as part of my plan i made technology to cut through base businesses a top priority for me the work is well under way supervisor and it's important that it get done in a way that it's thorough and leads to improvement for at this's small business and is that will take time because we know that the plan is more important than and action and i want to give ouch indicate on real work being date of birth to help the small businesseses. this november we launched enterprise zone web appear and it requires businesses to hail in an licks and application fee and we replace that had with an online app where businesses can apply for these credits and pie the fee on time and so now business and is manufactures and other businesses can save time while saving money at the same time. a new tool called smart pdf is being utility liesed by a majority of departments to make it easier for businesses to fill ou
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Dec 10, 2012 2:30pm PST
, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been other than mental. >> they staff over 900 people. the puc is in two office locations. >> you know, this is such a great place for a building. if the puc owned that building and we could make that the icon i can sustainable building puc represents, wouldn't be a dramatic idea? >> so, one of the major decisions we made was we wanted to make a statement with this building. we wanted this building to be a lead platinum building which is very few buildings in san francisco that achieved this mark. >> leadership and
SFGTV
Dec 13, 2012 12:30am PST
alteration. that was the -- as i understand it, that was the argument that the city made on the big bike plan and they got slapped down by the dort when they made -- court when they made that argument. >> president chiu: if i could respond to that the code refers to what is described as quote minor alterations for example new -- landscape, filling of earth and then it lists a number of minor alterations of land. again, colleagues, in case you hadn't had a chance to read other exemptions, it refers to the new gardening, filling of earth, minor alteration in land water -- officially designated wildlife management areas, minor -- having no permanent effects on the environment, minor trenching or backfilling and then goes to other descriptions that aren't qualified with the word minor. so if your suggestion is that we have to read the word minor into a minor creation of bicycle lanes, it just doesn't seem to be backed up in the statute. >> i'm not following what you're saying. i think the preamble to that is minor. those other examples you cited mostly have to do with landscape and gardening
SFGTV
Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
sirpl item. i know it was a priority of the city. mr. sincori championed us at the local level and worked with mr. ammiano. they plan to implement it by next summer and would obviously not require any more filing of paper copies which makes imminent sense. the second item is a lengthy item that is the biannual requirement for us to update our conflict of interest code. it's a rather lengthy ordinance but an assembly of all the conflict of interest codes. each individual department works with the city department's office and ethics commission to update the categories whether or not certain officers of the city if they are involved in decisions of the city have to file form 700 statements of economic interest and so forth, so this is merely the requirement of our biannual update. i do have a request of the committee to adopt an amendment of the whole since it is a lengthy ordinance as the city attorney went through it they found a few drafting errors and i can provide a copy to the clerk and provide a copy of the committee members and mr. gibner, deputy city attorney, is available to
SFGTV2
Dec 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
city ask county, the honorable mayor ed lee. [cheering and applauding] * >> from the san francisco police department, the chief of course, greg. and the san francisco police department command staff. [cheering and applauding] >> the san francisco fire department. with chief joanne hayes white, san francisco fire department command staff. [cheering and applauding] >> we're not there yet. a little anxious. [laughter] >> where was i here? united states army, deputy commanding officers of the pacific division, colonel petty stratford, senior officer staff. [cheering and applauding] >> san francisco heights president hu man services commission, commissioner scott kahn. (applause) >> okay, here we come now. san francisco fire department lieutenant bob arazave. (applause) >> san francisco fire department station 2 headed by lieutenant jay johnson. [cheering and applauding] >> and the firefighters from san francisco fire department station 2, let's hear it for them. (applause) >> now, did i miss anybody? >>> college fire -- >> the city college fire captain. where is that person? >>> fire a
SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 8:30am PST
actually paying for it. narrator: cities and municipalities across the united states are now facing this funding gap, between projected revenue and projected expenses, as they strive to maintain water quality and meet demand. new york is the most densely populated city in the u.s. and over 40 million tourists visit the city every year. the 1.3 billion gallons of water required every day are delivered by a system of extraordinary scale and complex engineering. man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do something t
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
coordination and collaboration between the city, the developer and the community including the planning department's plan implementation team, office of economic and work force development, the port, department of public works, department of real estate, recreation and park department, the arts commission, and mta. if i can get the overhead, please, i'd like to first orient everyone as to the site. so, this patch of land you may be familiar with the intersection of 16th and seventh is the area of the future daggett park and its affiliated development. the new park will be located along the daggett street right-of-way which is currently an unimproved patch of land at the intersection of 16th and seventh as i said. this area here. through the in-kind agreement the new park will be built by archstone [speaker not understood]. the project includes approximately 470 units of rental housing accompanying floor retail and [speaker not understood] by the planning commission in july of 2011. so, the next overhead show is the project orientation. see the park in the middle along the publi
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Dec 16, 2012 1:00pm PST
with 14 city departments pop operation i stated within four most the office would issue a report that analyzed the existing laws and regular blagses that basket all small business and is make recommend dayses and consolidation. you committed that this report will be completed by june of this year and as of today no nothing has been done to consolid date this and mr. mayor, i look forward to continuing to work with your administration on a wide variety of efforts to assist or small businesses can you recommit to carrying out this mandate of prop i and when will this be forth coming. >>> thank you for your question and the opportunity to provide and you the full board with an up date and i know how serious you are about ensuring the small business and is stream lining the action with the city. because businesses don't care whether it's a d ph, t rx or h s b, we are all one big hurdle to come and as part of my plan i made technology to cut through base businesses a top priority for me the work is well under way supervisor and it's important that it get done in a way that it's thorou
SFGTV2
Dec 29, 2012 8:30am PST
man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do something to it, is very difficult. narrator: two massive underground tunnels, called simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves
SFGTV
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
speaker please. walter, that's you. >> hello. it's working. city, city, give me your environmental review ♪ ♪ i'm half crazy all for bike riding with you ♪ ♪ and we won't -- we will ride through oak street, but you'll look sweet, upon the city bike seat, of a bicycle -- and you're riding there with president chiu ♪ >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> hello. j.j. dillon, i came to san francisco in 1994 when i got out of the service, i went to usf, i worked hard in the city, i finally bought a place in the city last year. i'm not going to argue the merits of the bike policy. i went to one meeting but most of the meetings are held during the day when i actually work, thank you very much. but let's get down to the issue of whether this really needs environmental review. we can argue about what's minor. we can argue about what might be major. but i'd like you to do something tonight. i would like you to realize that there's a giant project going on three blocks from your house, and that that project is three blocks away from another giant project. that's going to take away a combined almost 230 parking spots. they're going to move into the neighborhood or move into other neighborhoods. how is the city not looking at
LINKTV
Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
, brazil, the third largest city in the world. in this anatomy of a mega-city, we'll explore: the urban geography of immigration and etic diversity, squatter settlements and self-construction. sao pao, brazil. with its crowded boulevards and massive skyscrapers, it seemswealthy as any city in the world. sao paulo is unique among latin american cities. in the early part ofhe, when places like rio de janeiro copied traditional european styles of construction, sao paulo was following a distinctly american model of urbanism. imitating the forms of chicago and new york, sao paulo built upward, growing vertically very quickly. buin a huge ring around the centrality slies a very different, here, stretching foriles,uickly. is a city of self-built structures in various stages of completion. they line hillsides and rocky streets where some of sao paulo's newest immigrants struggo ild mes om brick and cen where some of sao paulo's alaide and her family came to sao paulo from northeastern brazil. ( alaide speaking portuguese ) translator: from there my father came first to work. came i as a maid,my
SFGTV
Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
? >> actually the southeast sector and the whole eastside of the city is served by scrapyards and existing metal recyclers. >> okay. >> so they can establish a zone there and that creates nearby what is called "nearby convenience." that kind of exempts the supermarkets. >> okay. >> so you are okay there. say you have got this kind of odd schizophrenia with lots of things over on 3rd street, nothing over on the west side and the north side. but that is why you are okay there in terms of providing recycling. >> okay. >> and commissioners, just for your reference in the back of your binder is a google map of all the recycling centers in the city. the blue ones are the existing centers and the salmon-colored ones that are ones that are recently no longer existing or planned to be existing? >> okay. commissioner dwight? >> to me it sounds like an innovation opportunity in a city that provides innovation and ecology and the component through some kind of notification, some mobile application for arranging the people who have the goods to those that want to collect it. and it seems like it's some
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Dec 27, 2012 2:30pm PST
common goal of making the city safe and her that is pretty much of purpose of this committee as well. and the election, that you just experienced was something that was really troubling for me as well. that there was a large amount of money at the end of the election was thrown in and used domestic violence as a tool and a wedge to split you from would be supporters as well. and i thought that was troubling based especially because of your experience and history working in the field. so, i'm actually going to be putting my name on this as a co-sponsor for this resolution as well. and i look forward to working with domestic violence community in years to come to make the city a safer place. >> can i just say that i strongly stand behind my colleagues, supervisor olague and comments and sentiments and when a coalition group comes to my office to bring resolutions forward or ordinances i am in total solid tarty with the organizations that bring it to me. if they ask for certain people to be on the resolutions i abide by that with them. i disagreed with their request to pull you off of the re
SFGTV2
Dec 17, 2012 4:30pm PST
city by 15,000 units, it would keep an estimated $127 million in the local economy annually. only 20% of the money people pay towards their cars -- it is the second highest household expense. it is over $8,000 for the average car owner. only 20% stays in the local economy. i did a calculation. if san francisco reduced car ownership by 50% to 200,000, we would keep an estimated $2.5 billion in the local economy annually and reduce carbon emissions by 1 million carbon metric tons. in this room, we have get around and relay rides. we could have the most powerful economic development program right here. what if the entire economy of san francisco was built around access like car sharing? that is what is happening. that is what these entrepreneurs are doing. the sharing economy is not just about new ways to consume. it is also about new ways to produce. it can be a platform for micro- entrepreneurship, creating jobs locally and organically, new technology, shared access models, and online marketplaces have dramatically lower the barriers to resources needed to create products, offer servi
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 2:00am PST
this , these earmarked uses, it could be modified at such time as the city might allow for more general uses in all of these named ncd districts. is that what you're telling me? >> yeah, i think the intention is to allow offices on the second floor. it just is a matter of getting that legislation, drafting it, introducing it and bringing it forward. >> what i'm hearing is if we were to pass this today and then this would be done in more of a blanket way, then it would apply to any of the named ncds if this legislation was passed through. we wouldn't have to revisit each one of them and pass, and see if they would be willing to accept that? >> commissioners, if i could, emory rodgers, planning department staff. the director asked us to look into the issue of office and neighborhood commercial districts. it could be a little bit controversial because it was originally purposely excluded from neighborhood commercial districts, but we feel that the office district has been pretty constrained downtown and south of market. and we're not talking about large office uses. we'd be looking
SFGTV
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
the restoration of a previously eliminated domestic violence policy analyst position who had been until recently, the only city staff position devoted -- focused on domestic violence. colleagues as we all know over the past year we've had significant public discourse on domestic violence, but despite the recent controversy everyone agrees that we need to do more to protect and bolster our safety net for our domestic violence victims from our mayor, our district attorney, our sheriff and our colleagues. im4 p want to thank supervisors cohen, kim and mar for their early cosponsorship and i also understand that supervisors wiener, farrell and avalos will also be supporting. the rest of my items i will submit. >> the clerk: thank you. supervisor elsbernd. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you, madam clerk. i have two in memoriams today. the first the mother-in-law for our on again, off again on again deputy clerk day clerk kay diewben gay. secondly, if we could, on behalf of the entire board of supervisors i'd ask if we could adjourn today's meeting in memory of former san matillo county supervisor mike nevin. mike was a ve
SFGTV2
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am PST
simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves. there were concerns that if they closed the valves for tunnel inspections, they may never open again, leaving new york city without water. so they chose to keep them open. as a result, there has not been significant inspection, maintenance, or repair of the tunnels in decades. no one knows their current condition. hurwitz: currently, city tunnel 1 and city tunnel number 2 would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we started on this project in 1969. i'm a sandh
SFGTV2
Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
the city, he will be going to the same school as our daughters. so we have been renting in the city for ten years. last year, around this time of year we bought 27-29 sutro with the hope that we can build a home for ourselves and to raise a family in the city. as property owners we understand the requirement when we purchased the two units that we have to maintain the number of units and cannot combine them and cannot reduce footage. so we worked with the architects to meet the city requirements. we are the new family on the block and don't want to be in conflict with our neighbors and we're putting in tremendous time and effort and money to address neighbors' requests to the point that nothing we can do to make the project viable. if you can see the plans is not to build a luxury home, to indulge ourselves, but simply to be the family of two parents and four children, so we can grow as a family and raise our children in the family and maybe we can finally give our children the dog they wanted for so many years because as a renter, you cannot even have a pet. this has been an emotionall
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Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
before the full board. out of consideration for our city attorney, who has child care duties, i am going to call item 10 and 11 out of order and i really apologize to howard bloomberg if you are here, i'm sorry this is taking some time. i believe justin true is here on behalf of president david chiu -- madam clerk, can you please call 10 and 11. >> item 10, ordinance amending the campaign governmental conduct code to require electronic filing of campaign statements. no. 11, updating conflict of interest code. >> my name is judson true, i am here on these two items which president chiu sponsored. would you like to take 11 first or any particular order? >> i think we're just going to have both items --. >> they were directly connected other than being updated to our campaign and governmental conduct code. the first one is the item that's very simple, very clear, state law, a measure sponsored by assembly man ammiano now allows us to forego requiring any paper filing for campaigns. as you can see it's a short quick clear sirpl item. i know it was a priority of the city. mr. sincori champion
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